Health & Nutrition - - READERS’ PULSE -

Two chil­dren younger than five die ev­ery minute. There is one govern­ment doc­tor for ev­ery 10,189 peo­ple, one hos­pi­tal bed for ev­ery 2,046 peo­ple, and only one in five doc­tors in ru­ral India are qual­i­fied to prac­tice medicine. Th­ese dis­mal fig­ures prove that de­spite a grow­ing econ­omy, India lags ter­ri­bly be­hind in health­care. Hope the pow­ers-to-be se­ri­ously make ef­forts to im­prove health­care fa­cil­i­ties in the coun­try. Girid­har Ka­math, Mum­bai

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